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Man mauled by crocodile drives over an hour home to call ambulance

An off-duty ranger who was mauled by a crocodile in a remote part of Queensland fought off the beast and drove more than an hour home to call an ambulance.

The man, in his 50s, was attacked by a crocodile in the Shelburne area near the tip of Cape York Peninsula while fishing about 5pm yesterday.
The reptile bit his leg before taking hold of his hand, but he was able to fight it off by poking it in the eye.
A neighbour then drove him a further hour to a station where he was met by a paramedic and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
He was then flown to Cairns hospital in a serious condition, the ambulance service said.
A hospital spokeswoman said the victim is now in a stable condition.
First published nine.com.au  crocodile crocodile
The man, in his 50s, was attacked in the Shelburne area near the tip of Cape York Peninsula while fishing about 5pm yesterday.
The reptile bit his leg before taking hold of his hand, but he was able to fight it off by poking it in the eye.
A neighbour then drove him a further hour to a station where he was met by a paramedic and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
He was then flown to Cairns hospital in a serious condition, the ambulance service said.
A hospital spokeswoman said the victim is now in a stable condition.
First published nine.com.au
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